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Mestreechs Aajt (3.5% ABV, sweetened)

Brewed by Gulpener Bierbrouwerij
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Gulpen, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Note: This is the version sold in the Netherlands and (if applicable) other parts of Europe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7930) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2016
(Draught at Café Briljant, Haarlem, 15 Sep 2016, as "Zwarte Ruiter") Dark reddish brown colour with dense, beige head. Fruity, sourish nose with sour cherries, caramel, raspberries and a touch of balsamic vinegar. Fruity, tart taste with notes of caramel, balsamic vinegar, sour berries and a sweet and sour finish with low bitterness. Light body, with a touch of sweetness. Fresh and tasty oud bruin. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2848) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2016
Tap at Gollem Amstelstraat during pubcrawl. Dark but clear chestnut with cream tan head. Sour grapes, vinegar, wood, sugar. Medium sweet and sour. Medium body, malty feel. Grapey feel. Low carbonation. Nice for a sweetened sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2422) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2016
Reddish brown with a small pale head. Aroma is red wine vinegar, red fruits, jam. Medium bodied, sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate. Taste is Berry jam, red wine vinegar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OllieBBommel (1464) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2016
75 CL Bottle@home. Appearance: clear ruby brown with light beige head. Aroma: sweet, sour, some wood. Taste: sweet sour. Palate: refreshing, medium body, low carbonation. Overall: ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (999) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2016
75cl bottle, limited ed "Zwarte Ruiter". Ruby reddish brown, beige foamy head. Low-medium sour cherry, lightly vinous, Rodenbach-ish herbal, ripe apples, caramel. Good body especially considering the low abv, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DijkBier (127) - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2016
Big bottle as Gulpener Zwarte Ruiter. Ruby dark brown beer with foamy light brown head. A totally distinguishing sour aroma of overripe, rotten fruit (apples), citrus (lemon) and some syrup. Also the taste is mainly fresh-sour of fruit/citrus with a small sweetness. No bitters or hops, quite plain, hardly aftertaste. Quite full of taste for a 3.5ABV beer, but very specific; too specific for me. Not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6375) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
10th July 2016. Bottle (as Zwarte Ruiter) at RBESG Grand Tasting Part 2: Brew Pub Le Sec. Red hue to the brown body, the head a beige affair. The aroma was caramel led with some fruity esters, the taste similar but more fruity, a little sourness and less caramel. Different and a nice change from the heavy alcohol laden beers I had around it during the tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 2, 2016
Bottle. Brown colour. Caramel, fruit and cherry aroma. Sweet, fruit, cherry, apple, cider, caramel taste. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40833) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2016
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a deep orange glare. Small off white head. Aroma is toasted and slight fruity. Sweet, fruity, slight citric. Berries. Sweet and fruity, toasted and malty. Sweet fruity far finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1002) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2016

Medium/heavy aroma of malts, wood, berries, cherry and acidity.

Clear/hazy amber/red beer with a slight/medium off-white/beige head.

Starts medium sweet with malts, wood, berries and cherry; ends slightly sour with acidity.

This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. Such a great flavour for it’s 3.5abv. Makes me wonder what the unsweetened 5abv will be.

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